As there is no x64 build, opening files in specific Windows x64 folders (namely "c:\windows\system32") can lead to some confusion.
Simple test: Take a Windows 7 x64, create a text file with notepad in "c:\windows\system32" and put some content in it. Try to open it in SciTE. In the standard file dialog it won't even show up. You can try opening it with the Shell-Extension, but the opened file will be empty. The reason is Windows' built in folder redirection which shows you the contents of "c:\windows\syswow64". This can (temporarily) be switched off with "Wow64DisableWow64FsRedirection" from within the calling thread. I tried it in some simple scripts and it works, but building SciTE is beyond my capabilities.
(you can actually get to the test file through "c:\windows\sysnative", but that is somewhat cumbersome and I *think* only implemented since Vista)
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